Wednesday, 11 December 2013


We have changed our trading hours for the first few weeks of January 2014... so if you are visiting us during this time please check the hours below.

January 2014

Tuesday 21st 9.30-1pm
Wednesday 22nd 9.30-1pm
Thursday 23rd 9.30-1pm
Friday 24th 9.30-1pm
Saturday 25th 9.30-2pm

Normal Hours Resume:
Tuesday - Friday 9.30-5pm
Saturday 9.30-4pm
Sunday and Monday Closed   

Thursday, 14 November 2013


Saturday November 30th from 1 -3.30pm.
Embossed cards with gold and silver stickers. 
Learn how to incorporate gold and silver stickers with embossing to create 3 pretty cards. 
Cost $25.00

Friday night 13th December from 6-9pm. 
Birds and Branches. Create 3 cards in this class that can be used for male or female. 
Cost $25.00

Wednesday, 30 October 2013


First Prize goes to Evon- congratulations, there is a $20 gift voucher waiting for you to collect.... Then there were three entries left and I could not choose a second place so you all get a prize of a $10 gift voucher - Congratulations!
As we have all our Halloween Challenge entries up this month - we do not have the room to display these entries so please collect your prizes and pages when you are next in. The November Challenge is ready to collect in store now- please note this is the last challenge for 2013... you have to be in it to win it!!

 First Prize: Evon

Tina S

Judith M


Douglas's parents- Brenda and Gary Green joined us for our Halloween crop on Saturday night... The Green family donated 3 x $50 gift cards to the entries they liked most. Unfortunately their decision was very difficult and they could not decide on just 3 entries for the winners... so A Place to Create also donated 3 prize packs to the other 3 pages they also liked. Thank you to everyone for your entries, they were all amazing and you certainly made Brenda and Gary's job very difficult. The Greens were very impressed at the amount of entries received and they would also like to thank each of you for your efforts in Honouring Dougie's memory.  (Please note: The judging of the entries was solely made by Brenda and Gary, no assistance or guidance was given) Congratulations to all the winners and thank you to everyone for your entries.
Cecelea - Prize Pack from A Place to Create

 Tina - Prize Pack from A Place to Create

Zalika- Prize Pack from A Place to Create

Sonia W- $50 gift voucher from the Green Family

Sandra W - $50 gift voucher from the Green Family

Emma- $50 gift voucher from the Green Family

Sunday, 13 October 2013


Brenda and Gary Green, Douglas’s parents have asked if we would help to organise a Halloween challenge in honour of their son Douglas…. Halloween was one of Douglas’s favourite times of the year so we have decided to put out this challenge in honour of our dear friend Douglas.  The prize for the winner from Dougies scrapping community will be donated by the Green family.

This challenge is open to all customers, staff, friends and family of A Place to Create and the Green family.

Details of the challenge-
Create a scrapbooking page (one page) in the theme of Halloween.  Use products you have on hand or purchase what you need to create your page.  You have to include the word ‘BOO’ on your page and the layout must include photos in Halloween theme.
Your name and phone number must be on the back of your entry.

All entries must be submitted to A Place to Create by 4pm Saturday the 26th of October.  Brenda and Gary Green will be at our Halloween Crop on the 26th and they will decide the winner.

Please note: By entering you agree to allow your page to be on display at A Place to Create until the end of November 2013, and agree that your page may appear on A Place to Creates blog and facebook page.


A BIG THANK YOU to everyone involved in my birthday conspiracy at last nights crop.... I would like to thank all those involved for my birthday voucher, my cake, balloons, wine, peanuts (lol), cards and birthday wishes... the singing was memorable (a bit like ground hog day really, but hilarious) Thank you to Jenni, Emma and Sylvia and who ever else was responsible for organising such a lovely birthday surprise. I'm a bit overwhelmed really, but thank you... Gayle xxx

Wednesday, 2 October 2013




Check out all the discounted stock in my clearance bins.... I have stock starting at just 50 cents and will be adding more daily until I have finished cleaning up. 

Tuesday, 17 September 2013


Advanced Christmas Class
27th September  6-9pm
(Fully Booked)

Mosiac Cards
5th October 1-4pm
Saturday Afternoon
Create 3 cards with a mosaic feel using
gold and silver stickers, flowers vellum and more.

Lady Bugs and Butterfly's
18th October 6-9pm
Gold and Silver sticker class

Away with the Fairy's
1st November 6-9pm
Use gold and silver stickers to create
really pretty fairy and flower cards.


CROPS:  Saturday 2pm- midnight
21st September 
12th October 
26th October  Halloween Crop
9th November 
23rd November 

Monday, 19 August 2013


As we venture into another new year we are going to make a small change to our opening hours.  As from the 1st September our opening hours will be as follows-

Monday- Closed
Tuesday – Friday 9.30-5pm
Saturday 9.30am -4pm
Sunday – Closed

(note: Mondays now closed and opening time Saturday now 9.30am instead of 9am)


This week A Place to Create turns three years old- WOW!

I'm not exactly sure where I thought A Place to Create would be 3 years after we opened, but I am pleased to say we still have our doors open and I have just signed a new lease.  

This decision was not taken lightly as we have had our fair share of ups and downs, a few health issues to say the least and of course the sad loss of one of our very own.

Unfortunately the internet and today's economic climate has a lot to do with the survival of a small business and I would like to thank our amazing customers and friends for your support over the past 3 years. I hope that you will continue to support our little store where we can give you that personal service, be able to share and impart our knowledge, share a friendly chat and a laugh and also give you a place that you feel comfortable to be able to share your stories, dreams and sometimes disappointments with us, something you don't get on the internet.  

Our birthday reminds us that without the support from our valued customers and friends we would not still be open today like many other scrapbooking stores that we've all seen close recently- we thank you all for your support. 

Not to be forgotten- I'd also like to thank my wonderful staff, Jenni and Emma for all of your support and hard work which also contributes to the success of a  business.

regards Gayle

Tuesday, 18 June 2013

NEW CLASSES AND CROP DATES till the end of August 2013

June 29th Beginner Stamping Class - 12.30pm – 3.00 pm
Create some lovely cards, whilst learning the basic techniques and tips of stamping. These ideas can easily be transferred to your scrapbook pages.
Class including all materials $25 (you get to use our stamps and share them with the class)
4 SETS OF YOUR VERY OWN STAMPS that you have used in class.

July 6th    5 Double Scrapbooking Layouts for Just $55 
-Saturday afternoon 2pm-5pm (we can extend till 6pm if you haven’t finished)
Focus on multiple photo’s and layering paper techniques whilst you put together 5 amazing double page layouts. While the kit includes embellishments we are going to show you how effective these layouts are just on their own, then we’ll add the embellishments across the pages and watch them pop even more.  Bring a basic tool kit, trimmer and adhesives.
Pre paid bookings are essential.

July 13th Crop from 2 pm – midnight $20

July 19th Gold and Silver Sticker Class- Christmas in July Cost $25

July 20th Lets take Scrapbooking to the next level for Just $75
Saturday afternoon 2pm – 6pm
If you’ve done the previous layout class or if you’d just like to join us for this class we are going to take Scrapbooking to the next level. You will create 10 pages -some double layouts and several single layouts that will match beautifully together along with unique techniques, amazing embellishments and quality finishes that will take these pages to the next level. Bring a basic tool kit, trimmer and adhesives.  Pre paid bookings are essential.

July 27th Crop from 2pm - midnight $10 bring a plate for
Christmas in July

August 10th Crop from 2pm - midnight $20

August 12th CLOSED Monday Show Day

August 14th EKKA SHOW DAY CROP - 9.30-4.30pm- Cost $10 Bring a plate

August 16th Gold and Silver Sticker Class – Male Cards /Father’s Day $25

August 24th Crop from 2pm – midnight

All classes require a pre paid booking to secure your place.  Crops need to be pre paid one crop ahead to secure your booking.

Wednesday, 22 May 2013


Everyday low prices on 12 x 12 CARD STOCK.
12 X 12 Card Stock has been reduced from $1.00 per sheet to just 75 cents per sheet.
And our new Gemstones 12 x 12 Card Stock is just $1.00 per sheet
normally $1.50.

Take advantage of our everyday low prices
with our newly restocked card stock ranges and pick
yourself up some really nice card colours at great prices. 

Sunday, 7 April 2013

Calendar of Classes and Crops for April and May

Classes and Crops for April 2013

13th April - Crop – fully booked

19th April- Gold and Silver Sticker Class – 6.30-9pm  
               - fully booked

20th April– NEW Card Class - Gorjuss Cards 1 - 3pm

Gorjuss Card Class

Create a set of 4 cards using the ‘New” Gorjuss range from Do Crafts.  You will emboss and die cut to create the background cards and then add layers with doilies, ribbons, bling, flowers, embellishments and more.  You will make a pop up and easel card as part of the class. You will have plenty of extra’s to create more cards at home.
Class Requirements- Basic tool kit, trimmer, adhesives including wet glue and 3D foam, dimensional magic, crystalline glitter glue.
When: 20th April – Saturday afternoon from 1pm- 3pm
Cost: $25.00

25th April- Anzac Day – closed

 27th April– Crop

Classes and Crops for May 2013

3rd May– Gold and Silver Sticker Class/ Masquerade Cards with Black, Silver and White - 6.30pm – 9pm

4th May- Paper Roses Flower Class 1 - 3pm

Paper Roses Flower Class

Come and learn how to make the most amazing paper roses you have ever seen.  These roses look just like the real thing, beauty is they will never die.  Great to give as a gift or use as an everlasting vase of flowers, you could even make your own paper rose bouquet.  Roses can be left pure white or sprayed any colour you desire.  You will get to make the large roses and also learn to make small and petite roses using punched shapes great for use on cards and pages. 

Your kit will include all the materials you need as well as leftovers to take home to make more…

Class Requirements-
Moulding mat or mouse pad, Moulding tool, 450 glue, tweezers, double sided tape and scissors- bring round nose pliers if you have some.

When: 4th May Saturday afternoon 1pm – 3pm
Cost: $25.00

10th May- Layered Cards - 6.30 - 8pm

Layered Cards
Create a set of 4 Layered Cards for male, baby, female and birthday.
This class will teach you how to use brads, flourishes, twine, chipboard, ribbons, buttons, pearls, pins and more to create 4 unique layered masterpieces.
All materials supplied.
Class Requirements: Basic tool kit, trimmer, adhesives- wet glue, 3D foam ect, brown ink, awl or paper piercing tool.
When: 10th May – Evening 6.30pm – 8pm
Cost: $25.00

11th May– Crop

18th May– Album in a Box – 12.30 – 3.30pm
     (photos and details to follow)

24th May– Prima Layout – 6.30 – 8.30pm 
     $30.00 includes all materials

25th May– Crop

31st May– Gold and Silver Sticker Class/ Under the Sea - 6pm – 9pm

Saturday, 6 April 2013

Gorjuss Range Now Instore

The Do Crafts Magazine has arrived with some very yummy things to play with! 
 It includes the "Gorjuss" range which is selling fast, so come and take a look.  
There are paper packs, die cut sheets, stamp sets and much more! 

Here are some cards that have been created using the 'Gorjuss' range.

Tuesday, 26 March 2013


13th April
27th April
11th May
25th May

Crops start at 2pm and run until midnight.  Pre paid bookings are essential to take your booking.  


more information and date to follow....

sneek peak of the cards you will be making...